Ethical Business Exchange Announces the Launch of Think CSR

October 28, 2019

Leicester based non-profit, Ethical Business Exchange, is excited to announce the launch of Think CSR, a new consultancy designed to help businesses develop compelling corporate social responsibility propositions for the benefit of customers, employees, local communities and investors.


The official launch of Think CSR takes place on the 4th November 2019 during the Leicester Business Festival Event entitled “Socially Responsible Business: How CSR can benefit your business.”


Chris Shaw, Ethical Business Exchange Director, says:


“Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now viewed as an essential component of business development, and there are growing expectations from customers, investors and other stakeholders that businesses should be more accountable in terms of their impact on the wider environments in which they operate. We think there is a role for a service like Think CSR in Leicester and Leicestershire, which will offer a dedicated consultancy providing practical support to help businesses develop impactful social responsibility strategies.”


Think CSR will be able to offer support to companies across the four main areas of CSR activity: environmental sustainability, charitable partnerships and direct philanthropic giving, ethical business practices and economic responsibility.


Think CSR will also deliver its own portfolio of projects; it is establishing a CSR Practitioner Network for company based staff who work on CSR issues and it intends to set up Leicester’s very first ‘Giving Day’, earmarked for the 21st October 2020, aimed at encouraging more local companies to get involved in charitable partnerships. It will also establish its own ‘community chest’, with 10% of all fees earned gifted to local charities.


Ethical Business Exchange is currently working with De Montfort University’s Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value to assess how the city and county’s Top 200 companies manage corporate social responsibility.


Other speakers at the launch event include Chris Hobson, Director of Policy at the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce; from De Montfort University, Professor Edward Cartwright, Director of the  Institute of Applied Economics and Social Value and Professor Dave Walsh, Professor in Criminal Investigation; and Jessica Southworth, Regional Fundraising Engagement Manager at CLIC Sargent.


Register for the launch event here

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